Reconciliation   1 comment

Crucifix

Above:  A Crucifix

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2 Cor. 5, 20

1.  Man’s sin offended the righteousness of God.  His justice demanded vengeance or a sacrifice instead that God might extend mercy.  Besides, man’s spirit was hostile to God.  Hence a Mediator was needed.

2.  Our sins were laid on Christ, who died for us.  Now God could be righteous in offering pardon.  In Him justice is satisfied.  Hence God invites sinners to a throne of grace.  There is no need for the sinner to stay in, and suffer the consequences of his sin.  How sublime is this grace!

3.  It only remains for man to accept this Mediator, and he is saved.  But this he must do.  “If any man will.”  “Come unto me.”  “Believe…and thou shalt be saved.”  “But ye refuse and rebel.”

4.  Hence God calls men to be his ambassadors–ministers–to call sinners to Him.  It is His message we bring and in His name we deliver it.

In His name we pray, beseech, you [to] be reconciled to Him.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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